Business Controller

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

lastminute.com is looking for Business Controllers within the Business Performance Management team now part of the Corporate Development, Strategic Planning & Control and Investor Relations department.

Finance is all about numbers…unless you are part of the Business Performance Management team in lastminute.com; it’s knowing the numbers plus what is behind in terms of key business drivers... Enthusiasm and energy help us look at them from various perspectives while delivering solutions.

Do you see problems as positive challenges, and are you willing to deep dive to develop solutions and deliver results? Our aim is to analyse, troubleshoot, evaluate and publish in-depth analyses to ensure we have the most up to date and reliable information to help the team to make the best possible decisions. You will be involved in evolving the team’s practices, constantly looking for improvements in analysing and understanding data and reporting.

Main Responsibilities

Working as part of a team, as business controller, you will:

  • Monitor daily, weekly and monthly business performance and trends of the OTA and of its categories, products and markets through the relevant KPIs

  • Provide Analysis reports on business and financial performance for regular leadership reviews

  • Work closely with the OTA growth team and the key functions of the company in order to support the business decision making process

  • Support the budgeting and forecast process and evaluate the performance by comparing actual results with budget and forecast

Qualifications

Essential skills

  • 2-3 years of working experience in a similar role or in a Big Four firm or in a similar or bigger size corporation in the Business Planning and Control area

  • Analytical skills

  • Degree in Economics/AFC/management engineer

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Strong MS Office skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Word

Nice to have

  • Technical experience to analyse complex datasets 

Abilities/qualities

  • Cross- cultural sensitivity, self-motivated and used to working in a dynamic and fast paced environment

  • Flexibility of working practises and availability during peaks to meet business demands

  • Team oriented, collaborative, humble and eager to learn and grow

  • Proactive approach and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and balance priorities

Additional Information

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment

  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective

  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day

  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning

  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings

  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws

  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform

  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel

  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering

  • Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company

  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices

  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events

  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave